Arrowhead Students Offer Opinions on ‘Dedication’

Max Gebhard, Reporter

On December 1st, Chicago rapper Chief Keef released his fourth project this year. Dedication has nine tracks and includes features from Tadoe and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie along with production from CBMix, K.E. on the Track, Turbo, and D. Rich.

“Ticket” is the first song on the tracklist and is about how he is a non-conformist: “Walking through the mall, and I’m smelling like dope, Shopping in Gucci, they let me pour drink up”

“Smooth, solid start to the album,” said Arrowhead senior Aliasgar Adam.

“His flow is unmatched,” said Arrowhead senior Abigail Cabush.

“Keke Palmer” is the second song on the tracklist and is about his rags to riches story: “Tryna get on forbes cause they label me a convict.”

“This track goes super hard,” said Cabush.

“The rhymes are on point,” said Adam.

“Mailbox” is the third song on the tracklist and is about his dangerous intents: “Put it in ya mailbox, cops try to search us.”

“He is such a gangster,” said Arrowhead senior Jack Cieslak.

“I like how the words tip-toe on the beat,” said Arrowhead senior Cody Clauer.

“Cook” is the fourth song on the tracklist and is about how he deals drugs to make money: “Before I made it here I was running through the packs, running through the racks up in Sax it’s a fact.”

“The subject matter is intense,” said Clauer.

“He sounds real menacing,” said Cieslak.

“Bad” featuring Tadoe is the fifth song on the tracklist and is about how proud they are about the wrong things they do: “All we do is get money, all we know is pop tags.”

“I like how Keef rides the beat,” said Arrowhead senior Alec Giessler.

“Amazing wordplay,” said Arrowhead senior Nathan Kopka.

“Text” is the sixth song on the tracklist and is about his luxurious lifestyle: “In these Fendi slacks, I’m all about a stack.”

“I wish I lived like him,” said Kopka.

“He rhymes almost every other word,” said Giessler.

“Glory Bridge” featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is the seventh song on the tracklist and is about their ways: “We pulled up in 20 Raris, orange tiger on my shirt.”

“A Boogie’s verse comes through solid,” said Arrowhead senior Ryan Neyhart.

“Feels like the beat is floating,” said Arrowhead senior Jacob Probst.

“Get It” is the eighth song on the tracklist and is about how fast he can increase his net worth: “When I was 16 I knew something, get money and run it.”

“I bet this is a good song to work-out to,” said Probst.

“The pace is motivating,” said Neyhart.

“Negro” is the ninth song on the tracklist and is about he feels different than other African-Americans: “I can fly back tomorrow, pull up to the show like this mine.”

“Nice and laidback,” said Arrowhead senior Carson Radtke.

“Pretty introspective for a Keef song,” said Arrowhead senior Paul Schlager.